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Wish to Have Recording Studio Helps Wesley Feel Free from Cancer

An 8-foot-tall inspirational graffiti mural decorates a corner of Wesley's recording studio.
Instead of a comfortable retreat, 13-year-old Wesley’s bedroom had become the place he associated with being stuck in bed, too sick to get out of the house. When it came time to choose a wish, Wesley knew he wanted to create a new space where he could find peace and escape his cancer diagnosis.

“I wish to have a video recording studio in my basement,” he told Make-A-Wish® Connecticut. “Somewhere I can make videos to share with my friends online.”

Resource for Strength, Distraction from Illness

Wish granters got to work transforming the small space into a high-tech studio — complete with recording equipment, dual screen computer monitors and state-of-the-art editing software. A mural decorates a corner of the room, showing a dark, graffitied tunnel with a bright light at the end — a symbol of Wesley’s strength and perseverance.

“Wesley recently had an unexpected relapse, but he’s dealing with it differently this time,” said Wesley’s mom, Jackie. “He goes to the new studio as a distraction, to take a break from everything. It’s made a difference in my attitude, too. I feel so much better knowing my son isn’t trapped in his room, but is finding freedom with his online friends thanks to the studio.”

Thank you, Subaru, for bringing Wesley hope, strength and joy by helping to make his wish come true.

Fun Facts About Wesley’s Wish

  • 20 friends joined Wesley to celebrate the unveiling of his recording studio
  • Two screens help Wesley take his video editing to the next level
  • Wesley’s inspirational graffiti mural is 8 feet tall


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Wesley's wish was granted by Make-A-Wish Connecticut.

  • Wesley escapes his cancer diagnosis when he's in his new recording studio.

  • An 8-foot-tall inspirational graffiti mural decorates a corner of Wesley's recording studio.

  • The Subaru Share the Love Event is happening now.

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1 Comment

ismael torres

hope you achieve your dream

November 30, 2017 - 2:04 PM

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